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150,000 people before he heads to america. have a good day. >> this is the news hour on al jazeera. >> the battle for yemen. a year since the houthies took the capital, and the rebels remain defiant. the build up in serie-a in moscow as israel prime minister meets vladimir putin. refugees flood to europe. we report on how many fall prey to criticals at the beginning of
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their desperate journey. security concerns as 2 million pilgrims converge on mecca. >> so airstrikes by the saudi-led coalition from cuba. 30 people in northern yemen. attacks hold the capital. we have reports that houthies remain defiant. >> caught in the cross fire. civilians seek safe shelter in taiz where fighting has flaired over the last few days. government troops backed by coalition forces on the offensive in the province, but progress is slow. >> the terrain is not helpful at
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all. so we are cautious. yemen's new army has not deployed all its units yet. >> the year after houthi rebels took over sanaa. it's leaders remains defiant. we are confident that we'll prevail. we will do the same thing again. we will continue the fight until we liberate each and every inch of our country. >> the houthi leader seems to be willing to compromise. his group has freed three saudi hostages as well as two americans and britain with the help of oman. in oman, a senior houthi official oman is trying to mediate a political settlement between yemen's warring
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factions. but a peace deal may be a long way. the saudi coalition is fighting another houthi stronghold. the government said that it would only join talks if houthis hand over weapons and withdraw from cities they have captured. al jazeera. >> so as we mark one year since the fall of sanaa. it's worth taking a look back at what led to that, and shia tribes in the north have long campaigned for greater political and religious freedom, and it was back in september of 2004 that tribesmen led by al houthi launched the rebellion, hence the houthi rebels who have been fighting ever since. this is 2011, the arab spring. houthis holding moss of protest against the government of ali abdullah saleh. and ali abdullah saleh agreed to
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and over power to abd rabbuh mansur hadi after 33 years in power. three months later we're looking at 2012, and abd rabbuh mansur hadi is now president. but not all was well. protests over controversial fuel price rise ran for two weeks in july reportedly led by the houthi rebels and supporters of the former president. it worked as well. huts attack yemeni forces and now in 2014 houthies have control of the capital of sanaa. that was one year ago. well, we spoke to the visiting scholar at the carnegie middle east certain center. he said that houthis will not be stopped by enemy force.
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what i think is more possibly will take the houthis out is a peace deal despite the fact that everyone says this is a situation in yemen locally and nationally, this brings attempts to bring peace, to bring people to the negotiation table. again, even today this do not say why, who has been responsible for the continuous
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failure of negotiations. a lot more can be done by the work. what needs to be done is looking for peace. they need to come together. so far they don't seem to be cooperating much, but there is immense pressure on the saudis. and then th there needs to be pressure for this to go forward. let's not forget that despite the fact that we're here today involved in the war in yemen in other words, the countries marked politica--if they feel there could be a change.
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>> an government airstrike in aleppo. much of aleppo has been ruined now. now voicing concerns about russian involvement in serie-a's civil war. we're going to talk to peter sharp about that. what have these two leaders agreed to do, peter. j. >> well, late this afternoon prime minister netanyahu announced to coordinate their military actions in the skies above serie-a. now that agreement would have been the product of side line meetings between the two senior israeli military figure who is accompanied the prime minister meeting with their russian opposite numbers on the
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sidelines. it is a situation that possibly worries both sides. you have in serie-a russia with some of the most sophisticated surface-to-air missiles systems in the world. and in the air you have israeli fighter jets, who are quite prepared who are prepared to take out convoys in the air if they believe they're receiving weapons from serie-a. that begs the obvious question, but that could be a problem here. they are trying to protect both sides from attack. >> israel's primary concern is about weapons falling into the wrong hands. >> that's right. israel has made it clear that it does not suspect russia of
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handing over two's hezbollah, but it says that the situation in serie-a at the moment with escalating weapons shipments is so chaotic that they cannot be sure whether in some time in the future these weapons would not fall into the wrong hands and by the wrong hands they obviously mean hezbollah. that's the thrust of the conversation today with both sides putting up there their thoughts on that. >> thank you peter sharp. >> developing news out of burkina faso where tensions remain high a. >> yes, they have called for the presidential guards to surrender their arms in the capital.
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>> they believe there will be a showdown between the presidential guards and the arm. >> forgive me, this is to clear up for me and the viewers. where are the presidential guards? who's side are they on? you have the ousted president who is under house arrest. would you clear everything up for me, please? >> so the presidential guard took power by force last week, taking the interim government ahead of the election.
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they don't trust them. they say that the presidential guards are close to the former leader. thetherethey have taken power last wednesday, and they have been shooting at the population. there have been hundreds of people injured. they could stand to lose the guard. >> we'll talk with you if that situation develops any further. thank you. >> now eastern european ministers are meeting on monday to try to overcome their differences. thousands of refugees many fleeing war are stuck between
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croatia, slovenia and hungary. they were made a makeshift camp, 7,000 people have screened into the company over the last few days. this is the government tha that uses its army to protect the borders. they have posted these advertisements in newspapers warning refugees not to enter its territory illegally. they said that people should not listen to smugglers and people who attempt to get into hungary without permission will be punished about. the united nations are the serie-a, afghanistan, or iraq. getting out of those countries is not just dangerous. it's expensive, too. iraq, where thousands of people are falling prey to bogus travel
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agents charging large sums of money for what are fake vide visas. >> you will see signs like these offering video sass. some of these agencies offer legitimate services but there are others who operate illegally. they lure desperate people and defraud them of thousands of dollars. this man is one of them. he doesn't want to reveal his identity because he is he afra afraid. >> i was desperate to leave iraq so i found a smuggler who was swedish-iraqi. i spoke with him and he told me that there would be a commercial fare taking place soon in sweden, and he would be able to arrange an invitation from a swedish company who would sponsor me. all i had to do was go to turkey and pick up the visa t from the swedish embassy there.
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he asked for $15,000. i left him the money. i was tuck in turkey with no money and no visa. i called the third party who held my money only to find out that he was an accomplice, and said that he knew where i lives and he would target my family orchid nap my sonor kidnap my son. >> realistically speaking you can't ban iraqis from leaving, but we're aiming to educate them and warn them of the dangers of the journey. there are many who want to go down illegal routes out of desperation. we know this is a problem, and we're looking into it.
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during the course of al jazeera's investigation we uncovered several alleged cases amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars. it would seem there are many who are desperate enough to pay. >> desperation often equates to frustration. embassies can you to go to neighboring countries like jordan or lebanon and apply for visas there. that combines with the violence and misery of living in iraq say that the smugglers have a willing market they want to exploit. they take them for thousands of dollars. al jazeera, baghdad. >> now human rights watch has aused macedoniaen police of physically and verbally abusing refugees.
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some people were beaten up, punched and kicked. it said that people were forced to run between rows of police officers who hit them with bat batons. they were accused of treating refugees badly describing the conditions there as inhumane and degrading. they said that the macedonian government has started proceedings against some of the officers identified in that report. >> human rights watch documented the abuse in a report from jun june 2014 to july 2015. we're talking about a period in macedonia, especially in the latest two months since august. during that time that cover by the report they wasn't such a
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huge influx of asylum seekers from macedonia. they're talking about police brutality. it seems to be an issue. and the u.n. commission against torture also published their concluding this summer on macedonia where they raise the issue of police brutality. it is just part of a larger picture. >> plenty more ahead on this news hour from al jazeera. pushed out of somalia as al-shabab sets up places in neighboring countries. we have reports from the new front line. the teacher strike in kenya forces classrooms to be shut down. the man known as indian cricket has died. we'll tell you more about his legacy later in sport.
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>> the greek prime minister alexis tsipras has been handed a second mandate by vote necessary greece. he was elected to oppose austerity measures, but now the government is tasked with reforms rider under the bail out deal to keep greece in the eurozone. he won more than 75% of the vote. >> 40 million public school children in kenya have no class to go to because of a three-week teacherrer strike. they're demanding a pay rise of 60%. the government said that it cannot afford it. catherine soi has more. >> this shelter is small and stuffy. but with schools closed it's one of the few places that put
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childrethat children can go. it was started years ago to help a handful of children with after school tuition. since the strike hundreds have been turning up. not only to study but to have porridge. many don't have enough food at home. >> this county cannot pay their teachers. >> who do you blame? >> we have to blame the government. >> many schools have been closed indefinitely, and there is no solution in sight. there is mistrust between the teachers and the government. the government said paying them more is not sustainable and will hurt the economy. the teachers insist that the government is not being sincere and all the while it's millions of children in schools like this one who continue to lose out. >> if the award were paid to teachers, the salaries would
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havsalariries commission would have no choice but to harmonize wages across the entire public sector. and based on last year's tax revenue our wage bill would therefore rise from 52% to 61% of all revenues collected. >> teachers continue to protest. and they have the support of many kenyans. analysts say that politics and emotions have overshadowed the economics surrounding the strike. >> what they have never done is to make people understand. we're very proud people. we're very hard-working people. but we are a poor country. >> the courts will decide whether these kids will go back to school any time soon.
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the national court will rule on the legality of the strike. 280,000 teachers will listen to the courts, but until then they say they won't back down. >> we're going to return to the greek elections now, that win by alexis tsipras and the syriza party. barnaby phillips is live in athens. >> in some ways it's deja vu. they have more or less the numbers in parliament after the january election. after the turmoil of this year. the u turns on policy. that extraordinary referendum back in july. we're more or less where we were before. i predict that many of the reforms that he has meant to implement are going to be very
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difficult, very unpopular with his own party. and he can rely on substantial votes from the parties who are committed to keeping greece in the eurozone come what may. it does feel like groundhog day here, but i think it will be for a turbulent winter. >> what is your position at in point? i presume they have to implement this, they have to make it happen. you agreed to this. >> yes, and i don't think that there is an enormous amount of flexibility or patience with greece any more from the european point of view. that has worn thin. there were two contra-deck tore theories as to what european government and the natural bank and imf would have preferred to come out of this election. one idea is that they would have wanted a more overtly pro-bailout government led by the center right new democracy because it is no secret that s
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syriza and alexis tsipras will look to reduce austerity measures. they would have wanted tsipras out. but the other theory is better to have him in. syriza can be an disruptive opposition from the point of view of the creditors. and these kinds of painful reforms with the stamp of legitimacy given to them by a left-wing government or in theory a left-wing government by syriza have a greater chance of gaining acceptance ultimately amongst the greek people. there are different theories as to what the governments might have preferred any way. they have alexis tsipras back. love him or loathe him they have to work with him. >> thanks, barnaby. tech news for you. apple has removed applications
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infected with malware from its app story. devillers were tricked into using a modified version of x-code, used by apple for its iphones and mac computers. president xi jinping is due to meet with executives. in a tweet, they say they're aware of the issue and working on a quick fix. the service has been effected in a number of ways, those include not being able to change your status, not being able to log on at all. nearly $17 billion has been marked often the value of volkswagen after allegations that it rigged u.s. emission tests. the company said it will stop
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selling volkswagen in the u.s. equipped with diesel turbo engines. a device that allows some of those cars to emit less pollution during the tests. drought in southern indonesia is forcing farmers to rely on government for food and water. drought has ruined crops for six months. it is the weather phenomenon of el nino that is being blamed. >> anxiously waiting for water. crops have run dry afte without rain. one tank of water costs around $10. that's a huge amount for the poor farmer. >> we're trying to bring less now. i use three buckets of water has been reduced to one.
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>> monsoon rains are expected to start two months later than usual. because of the weather phenomenon known as el niño. already half of the crops have failed. even the local staple, which does not need a lot of water, is not growing. this lake is an important source for drinking water. but for the last five months it has been dry. nearly half a year without a single drop of water, and norm normally tropical and lush java is looking more like a desert. people in the worst-hit areas are getting worried about their food and drinking supplies. but these dire weather conditions are going to stay here for some time to come. the government has started the process of what is called cloud seeding in an effort to create rain. plains flying over the worst hit areas in java are releasing salt into the clouds, a procedure that causes raindrops to become
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heavy and fall. but because there are not enough clouds the results are limited. without water sources, farmers are struggling. >> the harvest from last year has finished already, and we don't know when it will start to rain. so i'm really worried about food supplies. >> the government insists food stocks are still sufficient, but experts say this is too optimistic. they admit the effects of el niño have yet to be calculated. >> we have enough stocks for the next few months. what i'm worried about is if el nino will continue until november. we may have to import rice. >> millions of affected farmers cannot wait that long. rice harvests have failed
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already. now other farmers are depending on financial support from the government for food and other basic necessities like drinking water. al jazeera, java, indonesia. >> in the news ahead on al jazeera, we'll show you the great lengths that politicians go to in argentina to pull in the voters. the man who brought the world cup to south africa guess through police investigation for corruption. we have more in sport.
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>> he was so ahead of his time. >> father junipero serra was so devastating to native american cultures.
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>> we have suffered greatly, what kind of saint would allow that? >> and you're gonna let the pope know? >> absolutely. >> airstrikes by the saudi-led coalition has killed 30 people in northern yemen. the attacks targeted the houthi led security compound as fighters continue across the country. it's been a year since houthi rebels took the capital of sana. burkina faso's army chief has called for army to lay down its weapons. it marched on the capital to
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retake control. israel's prime minister has been meeting with russia, fearing weapons will end up in the wrong hands. coordination of mechanisms for future talks. all right, let's go back to the refugee crisis in europe. thousands of people stuck between very way that, slovenia and hungary, and. >> the more we see of the approach the less we see of that, slovenia, croatia, hungary, they have been sent there, and it looks moreyout tick than before. is that a fair assessment? >> i think that's a fair
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assessment. it's clearly illustrates how europe has been working on the common european asylum policy for 15 years now. we have been told that we have this system. but in reality what we see is that we have 28 national systems that are very different from each other. >> let's play devils' advocate who would say we don't agree for whatever reasons, we don't believe in taking in a certain quota. we worry about too many refugees coming in. we worry about what ever it might be. there are individual countries with individual laws, aren't they? >> yes, but they have all signed
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up to a set of e.u. standards and e.u. law, a set of directives and regulations in e.u. law that meant to arrest monday nice the policies of all the countries in europe. we have seen that through the years a lot of member states have not complied with their obligations in setting up procedures and setting up conditions and so on. what we've seen now we have receive certain member states trying to avoid responsibilit ies and provide protection to refugees arriving in europe and passing the buck to each other. what we see then is a cascade of unilateral response, as i said, and what you do see and what is a worrying trend is the reintroduction of border controls in the area. that is, of course, a very worrying development because it's also ver directs borders
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to protection we've been seeing the riot police and all that. those are acute things that have happened. dealing with immediately. and so the political solution gets pushed further down the line. we wonder if those countries are evering about to be on the same page? >> we're actually having concerned about how things are developing now. because they are so divided about what direction the e.u. should take, we're clearly dealing with a refugee crisis meaning it's people who need international protection and
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everybody agrees that nationalities like this syrian people from iraq and so on would qualify as refugees. yet we do see in these a lot of deterrent policies. what it takes to come through this european approach is clearly a need for political courage. and a need for common vision of how we deal with these types of situations. >> very interesting talking with you. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> breaking news, car bombs exploded near the presidential palace in motor vehicle dis mogadishu. we'll bring you more on that as we get it, but we're going to stay in somalia. al-shabab gunmen have spread north to set u up in the
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mountains in puntland. >> here armed forces are engaging members of the group who have been holding out here for several years. recent al-shabab losses have seen dose dozens of their fighters heading north. >> they are more or less on the run as we've outnumbered them. they keep moving in small groups. >> this man knows that they can be ambushed at any moment. getting no response they move forward they say the forces have been left to their own devices.
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>> we have been fighting with no help. unlike other parts of the country. this is our fear. >> the poor roads make for slow progress, but there have been successes. until recently it was an important base for al-shabab militias. it is now under control of the forces. life is returning as more residents return to their homes. a base where they've receive armed shipments. the town is heavily militarized. yet the presence of all these soldiers is not enough to assure the residents of their safety. >> life is not what it used to be.
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more people are displaced. we have no schools for our kids and our farms, our only source of lively hood, is destroyed. >> they said that they won't rest. they know it will be a very slow process. >> the head of the nuclear watchdog agency the iaea saying that iran is meeting strict international standards. they visited the site just outside of tehran to take environmental samples, the first time the agency was able to visit the site. there have been confrontations in southern nepal a day after a new constitution was ratified by the president. protesters who feel the constitution does not represent them fairly defied a curfew in the region. some burned tires and fought with police after their constitution was implemented on sunday following eight years of
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delays. corrallyrallies in moldova against corruption. protesters are calling for early parliamentary elections. now politicians in argentina are going to great lengths to get ahead in next month's general elections. they're traveling deep in forests in some cases to connect with voters from indigenous communities. we report now from the northern province. >> they live in what is left of the forest. she belongs to the indigenous community. and says she's tired of politicians promising change. >> yesterday they came and promised us housing if we voted for the ruling party. but they are not doing that any
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more. they promised us water, a house, but they always forget about it. >> even though many here have benefited from housing programs and until now she has not. she's an example of the way of doing politics in northern argentina. we visited the area during local elections. political parties picked up members to cast their ballots. they leave people in the forest. once they arrive at the party office they're given a ballot and a ticket to get a sandwich. once people vote they come here and get a sandwich. >> the ruling party and the opposition played the same game. the difference is that one has more resources than the other. national elections are only one month away, that's why the way of doing politics in places like this one where the most vulnerable have come under scrutiny because it could have an impact in october's results.
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on the day's previous to the election we saw whole members of the ruling party give away bags of food. she says that it takes away's people decision. >> it's always been like this. the sight of political parties. there are 99 communities in this area, every four years politicians come to get people's votes. >> indigenous groups in this part of the country are the poorest in argentina. many are loyal to the government of cristina kirchner, grateful for social programs like cash handouts that have helped many here. >> sometimes my grandchildren cry because we have nothing to eat. we have no water here. there are no rivers. they only come to us on election time. >> because an election day at least everyone's vote counts. al jazeera. argentina. >> pope francis has arrived in a
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hometown of the president raul castro. here are pictures where he's leading morning mass, expected to attract 150,000 people. >> pope francis listened carefully as a young man addressed him on behalf of cuba's youth. many of whom have abandoned their country in search of a different life. >> we the youth united in the hope of a future that brings profound change to cuba, a country that can welcome all its children regardless of the way they think. >> it gave pope francis his cue to appeal for people's differences in cuba. an one-party communist state where organized opposition is not tolerated. >> enmity destroys the family. enmity destroys the country. enmity destroys the world.
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today we see the world destroying itself because it is incapable of sitting down and talking. >> here in cuba pope francis is on a peace mission calling for a breakthrough in the painfully slow peace talks being held in havana between colombia government and farc rebel leaders after 50 years of armed conflict. >> please we have no right to avow ourselves to fail again in this path of peace and reconciliation. >> indeed, he has made reconciliation his overriding theme here. >> francis is the third pope to address the cuban people from this plaza in less than 20 years. something that the vatican sees as exceptional but justified because of the role the pope played in help re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the cuba and the united states.
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>> tens of thousands of believers and non-believers attended this spanish-speaking pope's first open air mass in the plaza of the revolution. few dissidents tried to approach the popemobile throwing anti-government leaflets before they were taken away. the pope met with fidel castro and close members of his family followed by a visit to current president raul castro. he and the pope see eye to eye on issues of social justice and share criticism of capitalism. but the pope is no communist. service is never ideological, he said. we serve people, not ideas. lucia knew man. al jazeera, havana. ♪ >> more than 2 million muslims
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are expected to converge on mecca as the hajj begins. there are a series of rituals meant to cleanse the soul of sins. for the organizers in the city it creates a massive logistical challenge. >> they face a number of challenges. first they need to control and maintain the safety of the pilgrims converging on mecca. more than 2 million people are expected to arrive in mecca to perform the hajj. they'll get ready to move on wednesday. wednesday is the main day of the hajj. the problem there is that pilgrims will converge and perform their ritual. the challenge there is to control their movement, and to make sure that they move safely
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without stampedes or incidents. the hajj is already over shadowed by a tragic incident. a big crane fell onto the eastern side of the mosque, killing 107 people and wounded more than 200. now let me tell you why that incident happened. because the grand mosque is--has turned into a big massive construction site. the authorities want to expand the capacity of the mosque to allow more people to converge to come to mecca to perform the pilgrimage. there has been an investigation and blames the incident on bad weather. it also misuse of the heavy equipment. the main contractor was suspended. however, the government said that everything is going according to plan, and also the incident did not deter the many pilgrims to come to mecca to perform the hajj this year. >> if you head to you can have a look at this, hajj 360 where you look at the pain site with
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the 360-degree view which is our cameras captured. that's at if you want to have a look. all the sports still to come. golf has a new number one. we have that story. in a moment.
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>> a tiny insect is causing a lot of pain for patients in canada. lyme disease is caused by tick bites and sufferers say that doctors say that diagnosis and
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treatment is not good enough. >> for years cecile has had crippling joint pain, headaches and other issues. only last year did she learn from a california lab that she had chronic lyme disease. that knowledge frightening but welcomed. finally she knew what was wrong with her. >> it's touch because you constantly feel like you're beating your head against the wall, that no one is listening, and you know that there is something wrong but you don't know why. >> it's no mystery how ticks carrying lyme disease get to canada. >> here is a tick on a bird. >> john scott is a scientist who began researching ticks after he and his wife got lyme disease more than 20 years ago. they're not cured, but between bouts of ill health he has had his microscope in a spare bedroom consisting at the creature that changed his life. >> i spent a lot of time in bed. i've watched a lot of clouds flout by the wind trying to fight my way through it. but the tick research has really
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helped to motivate me and keep m giving me purpose to figure out what's going on. >> among his findings dozens of areas in canada could have tick populations that could carry lyme disease. even here in a mark in the middle of canada's largest city there are risks. this is the perfect habitat for ticks. the ask remains why isn't this country not taking this disease seriously enough. >> lyme disease requires early diagnosis. detection methods often miss it and are not trusted in europe and much of the u.s. manheim disease patients go abroad. >> i was working in a walk-in clinic. and i opened my own practice, which i didn't think would be very big. now i have 1700 patients and 95% are canadians. >> climate change could be bringing more ticks to canada
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and theoretically more lyme disease. the science behind it hopes that the government takes its findings seriously. >> it's a burden on the healthcare. remember, it's long-term chronic consequence. >> canada's parliament recently passed for a bill on national strategy. some high profile cases like avilllike avilla alaveigne has brought awareness. >> rockets has hit the russian embassy in the syrian capital of damascus. russia an ally of serie-a. we talked about this previously in the bulletin with peter sharp in moscow. the support which russia has been providing to serie-a, and
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now word from the russian foreign ministry that rockets have hit its embassy in damascus. that's all we have at the moment. more when we get it. we'll check the sports news with farah. >> thank you so much. a funeral has been held for the indian cricket who decide. he was regarded as father of recollect. >> dalmiya began his career on cricket and then became head of the international cricket council. known as a shrewd businessman he was behind the brains of bringing the cricket coupe t cup to india. first time it was held outside
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of england. and it made india's cricket border one of the richest in the world. his contribution to the sport is visible today. >> cricket--you get 45 seconds for commercials. very few games with the exception of baseball get that kind of commercial break. so he understood in a. he encouraged broadcasters to run commercials, and he encouraged endorsement. he promoted cricket as a brand. >> facing accusations of being involved in can--scandals at the end of his career but he came back as head of the india's cricket board. he's seen as one of those who turned the sport into a financial powerhouse.
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>> the tributes being contributed to cricket's biggest name go to our website again, the chief organizer of south africa's world cup in 2010 faces a police investigation into alleged corruption. they're named in paper's filed i. he's alleged to sanction a payment of $10 million to jack warner during a vote to determine the tournament's hosts. he is now ahead of south africa's football association. meanwhile, warner's case against extradition from trinidad and tobago to the united states continues. he's currently on bail having been charged by u.s. prosecutors with corruption, money laundering and racketeering.
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warner denies the charges, and the hearing will continue on friday. former canadian nhl player death is ruled as a sued. he was found dead with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. he was primarily an enforcer played for several nhl teams. he retired from the nhl in 1997. his family said that ewen had been battling depression for years. in major league baseball the race to the top of the east division is tightening up as the new york yankees beat the mets on sunday. matt hardy pitched for five innings and was pulled out of the game after that. the yankees thrashed the mets 11-2. >> golf's new world number one won the bmw championship in
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illinois on sunday. he takes top spot ahead of rory mcilroy. he would finish from 22 under giving him the victory by six shots. the pga champion's fifth win on tour this year. and the spanish national basketball team are back home celebrating their third european championship. [singing] >> thousands of fans in madrid came out to cheer on the team after spain beat lithuania lithuania. they were also received by the country's prime minister. pau gasol seen as the most valuable player seen throughout the 24-nation event. that's all your sport for now. >> lovely. thank you so much. that's the news hour. more with felicity barr with more on that news out of serie-a where the russian embassy has been hit by a rocket there.
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♪ tension in wagadu and marching on the capitol to disarm the coup leaders. ♪ hello there this is al jazeera live from london, also coming up, pro-government forces on offensive in yemen as houthi rebels mark a year since they took power in the capitol. greek prime minister claims a new aid after winning his second election in a year. and faces new inquiries into whether it rigged


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